Copper Island Seniors Resource Centre chair George Landry

Broadening seniors’ horizons

Cyber space: Volunteers needed in Blind Bay and Salmon Arm.

  • Sep. 10, 2015 6:00 p.m.

Seniors in the South Shuswap area will be able to access free one-on-one computer support starting this fall.

The Literacy Alliance of the Shuswap Society (LASS), in partnership with the South Shuswap Health Services Society (SSHSS) and its affiliated committee, Copper Island Seniors Resource Centre (CISRC), will be offering free computer tutoring sessions and monthly technology workshops for seniors.

LASS is currently looking for volunteer tutors who are able to commit one hour per week to help local seniors with basic computer skills such as how to use a mouse, how to set up an email account, how to search for information on the Internet, or how to use an iPad or tablet.

Volunteer tutors are needed for the new program in Blind Bay as well as for the existing program in Salmon Arm.

The computer program adds an important component to the slate of services already provided by the Copper Island Seniors Resource Centre.

These include foot care, massage, frozen meals, seniors luncheons, hearing tests, income tax preparation, seniors shopping and transportation and support groups.

If you are interested in becoming involved with the Blind Bay or Salmon Arm Cyber Seniors program as a volunteer tutor, please contact:  Jennifer Findlay, literacy outreach co-ordinator, by calling 250-833-2095 or  by sending an email to


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